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SubjectRe: [pre-2.1.108-1] kmem_alloc: NULL ptr (name=unknown)
On Sun, 28 Jun 1998, Niels Kristian Bech Jensen wrote:
> I get this in the output from ``dmesg'' when booting pre-2.1.108-1 with
> the vgafb patch.
>
> ...
> fb0: VGA frame buffer device, using 32K of video memory
> kmem_alloc: NULL ptr (name=unknown)
> Console: colour frame buffer device 80x25
> ...
>
> What is causing this? Is it serious?

These are harmless. They're caused by colormap allocation while the memory
subsystem wasn't initialized yet. But the resulting NULL pointer is not
dereferenced.

Greetings,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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